Learning that drives better investment decisions

Companies in Asia Hold the Highest Levels of Cash

Watch the video with Andrew Stotz or read a summary of it below.

Over the last few weeks, we have been considering the causes of the rising cash levels at US companies. First, I looked at what academia had to say about it and then realized that the question asked was the wrong one.

Today, I’ll look into how much cash is held at companies in various regions around the world.

Companies in Asia have the highest level of cash. China and Japan both have more than 13% of cash as a percent of assets.

Cash Levels are Highest in Asia ex-Japan, 13.9%

Cash in Southern Asia, Lower, but Still 10.2%

Cash in Western Europe Low at 9.3%

Middle East & Africa Falling to Below Global Companies at 9.1%

Latin America, Relatively Low Cash and Recently Falling to 9.1%

Cash lowest in Eastern Europe at 6.1%

China’s Cash Levels Have Always Been High, 14%

Cash is High at Japanese Companies, 13.5%

DISCLAIMER: This content is for information purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. Readers should not consider statements made by the author(s) as formal recommendations and should consult their financial advisor before making any investment decisions. While the information provided is believed to be accurate, it may include errors or inaccuracies. The author(s) cannot be held liable for any actions taken as a result of reading this article.